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What is the Book Of Life A theosophical term referring to a universal library with records of every occurring thought, word, and action. It is often called the Akashic Records but a closer symbolic imagery is the Book of Life.

Some indicate the Book Of Life is similar to a cosmic or collective consciousness. The records have been referred to by different names including the Cosmic Mind, the Universal Mind, the collective unconscious, or the collective subconscious. Others think the records or books make clairvoyance and psychic perception possible.

It is believed by some that the events recorded in that book can be ascertained or read in certain states of consciousness. Such states of consciousness can be induced by certain stages of sleep, weakness, illness, drugs, and meditation so not only mystics but ordinary people can and do perceive the library. Some mystics claim to be able to reanimate their contents like they were turning on a celestial television set. Yogis also believe that these records can be perceived in certain psychic states.

Certain persons in subconscious states do read the Book of Life. An explanation for this phenomena is that the records are the macrocosm of the individual subconscious mind. Both function similarly, they possess thoughts which are never forgotten. The collective subconscious gathers all thoughts from each subconscious mind which can be read by other subconscious minds.

An example of one who many claimed successfully read the Akashic Records is the late American mystic Edgar Cayce. Cayce did his readings in a sleep state or trance. Cayce's method was described by Dr. Wesley H. Ketchum who for several years used Cayce as an adjunct for his medical practice. "Cayce's in direct communication with all other subconscious minds, and is capable of interpreting through his objective mind and imparting impressions received to other objective minds, gathering in this way all knowledge possessed by endless millions of other subconscious minds." Apparently Cayce was interpreting the collective subconscious mind long before the psychiatrist C.J. Jung postulated his concept of the collective unconscious.

Readings from the Book

If you are interested in the thoughts, words and deeds of individual who are still among us as well as those who have departed, click on the Chapter Page

How to
There are many methods of accessing the library. Some are involuntary such as illness and near death experience but a less traumatic method is the good old meditation and relaxation techniques. For such a method click on the How to Page
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Book Of Life -Chapters 19 - 24

' Reach out'